Tiger Shroff gets his Michael Jackson tribute 'abs'solutely spot on

The first look of the actor's next film, Munna Michael, has him recreating the legendary pop star's signature pose, with the additional display of his toned abs.

Shriram Iyengar

Tiger Shroff is obsessed with heroes. The star of A Flying Jatt is seen on the featured poster of his next film, Munna Michael, striking the signature pose of pop legend, Michael Jackson. The movie features Shroff playing a street dancer who idolises the pop legend, and tries to emulate him on stage. The movie also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and debutante Nidhhi Agerwal. The film is being directed by Sabbir Khan. 

The actor is certainly apt to play the role. He has already displayed some impressive dancing skills in Heropanti (2015), Baaghi (2015), and A Flying Jatt (2016). His look on the poster is a picture perfect tribute to MJ, with the fedora, white shirt, black pants and some splendid abs on display.

There never was any doubt about Tiger's dancing skills, but that hasn't stopped the actor from posting some snazzy footwork on his social media pages. Take a look.

Speaking to a leading daily, the actor said,"MJ is the greatest and this entire film’s dedicated to him. Shroff pointed out that apart from the dancing, he’s also looking forward to some great action. The actor also said that the movie has several of the legend's signature moves like the 'toe stand', 'anti-gravity lean', sideslide, and the robot step. The song featured in the first look has been shot at a set erected in Mulund by Khan. Khan had previously directed Shroff in Heropanti and Baaghi. 

The most interesting part of the movie, however, is the inclusion of Siddiqui. Reports suggest that Siddiqui will also be seen matching steps with the young actor on screen. As an actor who is known for his serious dedication to roles, this might be uncharted territory for Siddiqui. That hasn't stopped the actor from taking extra effort to match his co-star's moves. Speaking of Siddiqui, Shroff said, "Nawaz sir is one of the greatest actors of all time. If he can change his body language from dark and brooding to fun and quirky, then dancing will be a piece of cake for him. I have a lot to learn from him." The movie will also see debutante Agerwal making her first appearance on the big screen. 

Munna Michael is expected to arrive in theatres by 7 July next year.